Company 604, Camp Peterson (F-41), Columbia National Forest, Washington. View of camp, August 1933. K.D. Swan, photographer (USDA Forest Service). The camp location is seven miles west of Trout Lake, Washington, on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (formerly Columbia NF).
The Two on the left are boy n girl, a CCC courting underway probably. The two boys in the middle may have been caught midstride when they saw the camera, or perhaps they were playing ball, there is a look to that effect I think. The officer in the middle, possibly the Commander, is tipping his hat to the camera while the older foreman to the right has gathered himself to look dignified. The vehicle is shined and fine looking, while along side the mess hall an Enrollee with the miserable duty of KP is preparing to peel potatoes for the nights dinner. In the back ground there are the tents where the men slept until barracks could be built and a basketball hoop where the men could play in their off hours. Possibly one of the best "capturing" of a moment in such a camp scene as I have seen yet ( Curator). Provided by the National Forest Staff.
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